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Drake International Law Week is Oct. 12-15

October 7, 2015

Drake Law School has planned various events and speakers to celebrate International Law Week Oct. 12-15.

Events include a lecture on constitutionalism in other countries, an international food fair, presentations on study abroad opportunities for Drake Law students, and more.

"The goal of International Law Week is to raise awareness about opportunities to learn about international issues both at Drake and abroad," said Ellen Yee, professor of law and director of international programs at Drake Law School. "We also aim to celebrate and highlight the diversity within the law school and the Des Moines community."

For more information about International Law Week, contact Professor Yee at ellen.yee@drake.edu.

Schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 12

International Coffee
8-11 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons
Free coffee from around the world will be served to start off the week.

"Beyond the U.S.: Constitutionalism in Other Countries"
4-5:15 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 213
Mark Kende, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law and director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, and Miguel Schor, professor of law, will discuss different approaches to constitutionalism and the power of judicial review, as well as issues of separation of powers and rights for countries other than the U.S.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Drake Law in Cuba
11-11:50 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 213
Neil Hamilton, Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law and director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center, will discuss how you can learn about and travel to Cuba with Drake. Pizza will be served.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

International Food Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons
Celebrate diversity and culture! Come taste internationally-themed foods offered by various student groups.

International Law Opportunities at Drake
Noon-12:50 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 203
Come and find out about our certificate and LL.M. program. Learn how to build an international resume and find international internship and job opportunities from the Drake Law director of career development. Information about Drake's post-graduate China Fellowship and Expert Teacher Programs at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, will also be presented.

Summer in France Presentation
2-2:50 p.m., Cartwright Hall, Room LL19
Ellen Yee, professor of law and director of international programs, will provide introductory information about the Drake Law Summer in France study abroad program. Find out about classes, student life in Nantes, participation requirements, and much more! French desserts will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Immigration Training
8-9 a.m., Cartwright Hall, Room 213
Local immigration attorney Ann Naffier will train students to assist in filing applications for Burmese refugees. This is a joint project with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) and Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC). Students will then travel on Oct. 24 to volunteer at a green card clinic held in Marshalltown, Iowa, where each student will be paired with a refugee and a translator to help prepare these forms. All law students are welcome to participate. Bagels will be served.

Delt Bar Review
8 p.m., Hessen Haus
A German way to end the week.